The Maninjau Resolution

The Maninjau Resolution

28th January 2016

Wilmar’s broken promises: we want action not just pledges

The world’s largest palm oil trading company, Wilmar International Ltd. (F34.SI / WLIL.SI), promised ‘Zero Exploitation’ throughout its supply chain alongside its commitment to ‘Zero Deforestation’. As human rights workers and NGOs that support the rights of the indigenous peoples and local communities in Indonesia and internationally, we NGOs who assembled here near Lake Maninjau in West Sumatra on 26-28 January 2016, declare the following.

Resolusi Maninjau

Resolusi Maninjau28 Januari 2016

Wilmar, “Kami butuh tindakan bukan ikrar”

Perusahaan perdagangan minyak sawit terbesar dunia, Wilmar International Ltd. (F34.SI / WLIL.SI), berikrar untuk menjalankan kebijakan ‘Nol Eksploitasi’ atau ‘Zero Exploitation’ di seluruh rantai pasoknya seiring dengan komitmennya untuk ‘Nol Deforestasi’. Sebagai NGO dan pegiat Hak Asasi Manusia (HAM) yang mendukung hak-hak masyarakat adat dan komunitas lokal -baik di Indonesia maupun di dunia, kami, sejumlah NGO dan masyarakat yang berkumpul di lereng bukit tepi Danau Maninjau, Sumatra Barat, 26-28 Januari 2016, menyampaikan pernyataan-pernyataan berikut:

Harapan Rainforest conservation project urged to respect forest peoples' rights

Following sustained efforts to persuade the international rainforest conservation project to respect forest peoples' rights, local NGO Scale Up and Forest Peoples Programme have written a joint letter to the project managers (PT REKI) requesting effective follow up on their commitment to have mediated dialogues with the affected communities. The project, an Ecological Restoration permit issued in an old logging concession, overlaps the lands of forest peoples locally known as Batin Sembilan.

Ensuring respect for ‘Free, Prior and Informed Consent’ in Indonesia

Working closely with partners in Indonesia, Forest Peoples Programme helped convene a global meeting of The Forests Dialogue about how to make sure that the right to ‘Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)’ is respected in Indonesia. The four day field dialogue held in Riau Province on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia, in October 2010, brought together over 80 participants from a great variety of backgrounds including indigenous peoples, representatives of local communities, non-governmental organisations, international financial institutions, government agencies and the private sector. The meeting was the first in a planned series of field dialogues which have the main aim of exploring how in practice government agencies, commercial enterprises and non-government organizations should respect the right of indigenous peoples and local communities to give or withhold their free, prior and informed consent, as expressed through their own freely chosen representative organisations, to activities that may affect their rights.

Protección del consentimiento libre, previo e informado en Indonesia

En estrecha colaboración con socios de Indonesia, el Forest Peoples Programme (Programa para los Pueblos de los Bosques) ayudó a convocar una reunión global de The Forests Dialogue (El Diálogo de los Bosques) dedicada a asegurar que el derecho al consentimiento libre, previo e informado (CLPI) sea respetado en Indonesia. El encuentro se desarrolló a lo largo de cuatro días del mes de octubre de 2010 en la provincia de Riau de la isla de Sumatra, Indonesia, con más de 80 participantes de variada procedencia, entre ellos pueblos indígenas, representantes de comunidades locales, organizaciones no gubernamentales, instituciones financieras internacionales, organismos gubernamentales y el sector privado. Esta reunión fue la primera de una serie de diálogos sobre el terreno que se ha planificado con la finalidad principal de explorar cómo los organismos gubernamentales, las empresas comerciales y las organizaciones no gubernamentales deberían respetar en la práctica el derecho de los pueblos indígenas y las comunidades locales a dar o denegar su consentimiento libre, previo e informado, a través de sus organizaciones representativas libremente elegidas, para actividades que puedan afectar a sus derechos.